Conflict Management CM

 View Only

Calling all organizational ethnographers (and those interested in ethnography)

  • 1.  Calling all organizational ethnographers (and those interested in ethnography)

    Posted 07-13-2021 01:34
    We invite you to participate in the 4th iteration of
    "Behind the Scenes of Highly Cited Organizational Ethnographies"
    Monday, Aug 2 2021, 2:00PM - 4:30PM EDT (18:00 UTC)

    Moderators: Celeste Diaz Ferraro, Asma Zafar, Leanne Hedberg
    Presenters: Tamar Gross (NYU), Emily Heaphy (UMass Amherst), Bryant Hudson (IÉSEG), Pedro Monteiro (Copenhagen Business School), Mark de Rond (Cambridge), Michael Smets (Oxford)

    We invite you to the highly popular 'Behind the Scenes' series, which brings together top ethnographers in organizational studies to share detailed experiences at various stages of the ethnographic process. This PDW is right for you if you're interested in immersive research approaches, especially in organizational settings. You will get to hear the back-story on what went into producing some of our field's most fascinating organizational ethnographies. This PDW will inspire you and offer a much-needed boost of motivation and support for your own ethnographic or immersive work.

    This PDW is structured to enable participant interaction with these scholars and to build community with each other in four different segments and formats. First, each scholar will share a narrative detailing a particular experience and insight from their fieldwork:
    • Bryant Hudson: Ethnographic observations in stigmatized contexts
    • Emily Heaphy: I, the ethnographer: relational dynamics with participants
    • Mark de Rond: Fieldwork in extreme contexts: negotiating access and surviving
    • Michael Smets: Analyzing ethnographic data: the insider-outsider perspective
    • Pedro Monteiro: Representation and translation: ethnography in the Global South
    • Tamar Gross: Insights into the review process of organizational ethnographies
    Next, participants will engage with scholars in a panel discussion with Q&A, followed by peer-to-peer connection and community-building in an interactive environment. Lastly, participants will join small-group roundtable breakouts in which a panelist scholar facilitates discussion on a specific stage of the ethnographic process (from field site access through journal reviews).

    Space in this PDW is limited and has always filled quickly; preregistration is required and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation in the individual presentations, panel Q&A sessions, and community-building is capped at 250; participation in the small roundtable discussion is capped at 36 (we will compile a wait-list for those interested).

    Please complete this online form ( to register and help us match you with your preferred topics & facilitators, then add AOM session #961 to your AOM personal agenda. Organizers will make every attempt to match you with your top choices, but roundtable assignments are not guaranteed. If you have questions regarding this PDW, please contact Celeste Diaz Ferraro at or Asma Zafar at

    Celeste Diaz Ferraro
    PhD Candidate, Management & Organization Studies + Social Thought
    Bunton-Waller Fellow, Smeal College of Business
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
    m: +1 202.400.0203 e: w:
    Humanistic Management Association Research Fellow, 2019-2021